All Bible texts are from the King James Version.
Antichrist is here? Yes, and has been for many years as this claim was made by the apostle John, and can be found in 1 John 2:18.
If antichrist is here and has been here since the days of the disciples, who do we define is antichrist.
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but
he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. 1
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits
whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into
the world. 1 John 4:1-6.
Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
And this is love, that we walk after his commandments.
This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye
should walk in it. 2
For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
The Scriptures clearly show that anyone who denies Jesus is the Christ, anyone who does not confess that Jesus Christ came in the flesh, whosoever trangresseth and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, is antichrist.
This is confirmed in the Greek meaning of the word antichrist:-
500 antichristos, an opponent of the Messiah:-
antichrist. Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible.
In Matthew Our Lord and Saviour said:-
He that is not with me is against me; and he that
gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. Matthew 12:30-32.
Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
He that is not for Christ is against Christ or antichrist. Although this sin can be forgiven, the sin of blaspheme against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, neither in this world or in the world to come. This is the one, unpardonable sin.
Then why do we hear so many people saying that ‘THE Antichrist’ is soon to be revealed, and that this must happen before Jesus Christ Second Coming? Paul tells us this:-
That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled,
neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the
day of Christ is at hand. 2 Thessalonians 2:2-4.
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
Who is to be revealed? The man of sin, the son of perdition. What is this person like? This person is opposed to God and exalteth himself above all, or putting it another way he is antichrist.
Although the man of sin is antichrist, he is not ‘THE Antichrist’, for John tells us that there are many antichrists.
Satan is the original antichrist, and the one behind the antichrist spirit. He is the one who rebelled in heaven, wanting the honour that was given to the Son of God, and said in his heart that he would be like the most High (Isaiah 14:12-16).
Satan has used men all through history to oppose the Son of God, the promised messiah. Satan instigated a system of worship, which can be traced back to the Tower of Babel shortly after Noah’s flood, to counterfeit the promised messiah. Today we call this system paganism. This pagan religion went world wide. In different places small alterations were made to this religion, but the basis for them all came from Satan. The world power at the time of Christ, Rome, was just one of the places that had this pagan religion for their state religion.
But there came a time when paganism in the Roman Empire
gave place to the Papacy. The dragon had given to the beast
and his seat, and great authority. This is, Satan then began to work
through the papacy, just as he had formerly worked through paganism.
Previous to the rise of the Papacy, all opposition to the law of God
had been in the form of paganism, - God had been openly defied; but
from that time the opposition was carried on under the guise of
professed allegiance to Him. The Papacy, however, was no less the
instrument of Satan than was pagan Rome; for all the power, the seat,
and the great authority of the Papacy, were given it by the dragon. And
so, although the pope professes to be the Vicegerent of Christ, he is
in reality the Vicegerent of Satan - he is antichrist.
When the papal bull reached Luther, he said: ‘I despise
and attack it, as impious, false. . . . It is Christ Himself who is
condemned therein. . . . I rejoice in having to bear such ills for the
best of causes. Already I feel greater liberty in my heart; for at last
I know that the pope is antichrist, and that his throne is that of
Satan himself. --D'Aubigne, b. 6, ch. 9. 1
And Dr. Hopkins, in ‘A Treatise on the Millennium,’
There is no reason to consider the antichristian spirit and
practices to be confined to that which is now called the Church of
Rome. The Protestant churches have much of antichrist in them, and are
far from being wholly reformed from . . . corruptions and
wickedness. --Samuel Hopkins, Works, vol. 2, p. 328.
Modern spiritualism, resting upon the same foundation, is
but a revival in a new form of the witchcraft and demon worship that
God condemned and prohibited of old. . . Spiritualism, by denying
Christ, denies both the Father and the Son, and the Bible pronounces it
the manifestation of antichrist. 3
Yes, antichrist is here, and, from everything that the Scriptures tell us about antichrist, the antichrist spirit has been around since Lucifer sinned in heaven which was before this world was created. At the time of Noah’s great world wide flood, of all the hundreds of thousands of people living on the earth there were only 8 righteous, who went into the ark and were saved. In the time of Jesus Christ, although many multitudes of the poor followed Him, many more people, those of influence and power, were against Christ and eventually swayed the crowds and killed Him. In the last days we will see the same thing. Many will have a form of Godliness, but deny the power thereof (2 Timothy 3:5), by conforming to the world instead of being separate from it. In Revelation 18 all of God’s people are told to separate. Why?
And after these things I saw another angel come down
from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his
glory. Revelation 18:1-5.
And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
If we do not separate we will be partakers of her sins, and receive of her plagues. What was the sin of ancient Babylonians? They were pagans or antichrist.
May we all separate from everything that is pagan or antichrist that we do not receive the antichrist spirit instead of the Holy Spirit.
Christ is our example. The determination of antichrist
to carry out the rebellion he began in heaven will continue to work in
the children of disobedience. Their envy and hatred against those who
obey the fourth commandment will wax more and more bitter. But the
people of God are not to hide their banner. They are not to ignore the
commandments of God and, in order to have an easy time, go with the
multitude to do evil. Testimonies For The Church Vol 9, page 230.
Christ is the only true standard of character, and he
who sets himself up as a standard for others is putting himself in the
place of Christ. And since the Father ‘hath committed all judgment unto
the Son’ (John 5:22), whoever presumes to judge the motives of others
is again usurping the prerogative of the Son of God. These would-be
judges and critics are placing themselves on the side of antichrist,
‘who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or
that is worshiped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God,
showing himself that he is God.’ 2 Thessalonians 2:4. Thoughts From
The Mount Of Blessings page 125.
Men are taking sides according to their choice; those
that are feeding on the Word of God will show this by their practice.
They are on the Lord's side, seeking by precept and example to reform
the world. All that have refused to be taught of God hold to the
traditions of men; they at last pass over on the side of the enemy
against God and are written antichrist. The General Conference Daily
‘To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not
according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.’
Isaiah 8:20. The people of God are directed to the Scriptures as their
safeguard against the influence of false teachers and the delusive
power of spirits of darkness. Satan employs every possible device to
prevent men from obtaining a knowledge of the Bible; for its plain
utterances reveal his deceptions. At every revival of God's work the
prince of evil is aroused to more intense activity; he is now putting
forth his utmost efforts for a final struggle against Christ and His
followers. The last great delusion is soon to open before us.
Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our sight. So closely
will the counterfeit resemble the true that it will be impossible to
distinguish between them except by the Holy Scriptures. By their
testimony every statement and every miracle must be tested.
Those who endeavor to obey all the commandments of God
will be opposed and derided. They can stand only in God. In order to
endure the trial before them, they must understand the will of God as
revealed in His word; they can honor Him only as they have a right
conception of His character, government, and purposes, and act in
accordance with them. None but those who have fortified the mind with
the truths of the Bible will stand through the last great conflict. To
every soul will come the searching test: Shall I obey God rather than
men? The decisive hour is even now at hand. Are our feet planted on the
rock of God's immutable word? Are we prepared to stand firm in defense
of the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus? Great Controversy
Between Christ And Satan page 593.
The man of sin, who exalted himself above God, and
thought to change times and laws, brought about the change of the
Sabbath from the seventh to the first day of the week. In doing this,
he made a breach in the law of God. Just prior to the great day of God,
a message is sent forth to warn the people to come back to their
allegiance to the law of God which antichrist has broken down. By
precept and example, attention must be called to the breach in the law.
I was shown that the third angel, proclaiming the commandments of God
and the faith of Jesus, represents the people who receive this message
and raise the voice of warning to the world, to keep the commandments
of God as the apple of the eye, and that in response to this warning
many would embrace the Sabbath of the Lord. Testimonies For The Church
Vol 1, page 76.
If all that appears to be divine life were such in
reality; if all who profess to present the truth to the world were
preaching for the truth and not against it, and if they were men of God
guided by His Spirit,--then might we see something cheering amid the
prevailing moral darkness. But the spirit of antichrist is prevailing
to such an extent as never before. Well may we exclaim: ‘Help, Lord;
for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the
children of men.’ I know that many think far too favorably of the
present time. These ease-loving souls will be engulfed in the general
ruin. Yet we do not despair. We have been inclined to think that where
there are no faithful ministers there can be no true Christians, but
this is not the case. God has promised that where the shepherds are not
true He will take charge of the flock Himself. God has never made the
flock wholly dependent upon human instrumentalities. But the days of
purification of the church are hastening on apace. God will have a
people pure and true. In the mighty sifting soon to take place we shall
be better able to measure the strength of Israel. The signs reveal that
the time is near when the Lord will manifest that His fan is in His
hand, and He will thoroughly purge His floor.
The days are fast approaching when there will be great
perplexity and confusion. Satan, clothed in angel robes, will deceive,
if possible, the very elect. There will be gods many and lords many.
Every wind of doctrine will be blowing. Those who have rendered supreme
homage to 'science falsely so called' will not be the leaders then.
Those who have trusted to intellect, genius, or talent will not then
stand at the head of rank and file. They did not keep pace with the
light. Those who have proved themselves unfaithful will not then be
entrusted with the flock. In the last solemn work few great men will be
engaged. They are self-sufficient, independent of God, and He cannot
use them. The Lord has faithful servants, who in the shaking, testing
time will be disclosed to view. There are precious ones now hidden who
have not bowed the knee to Baal. They have not had the light which has
been shining in a concentrated blaze upon you. But it may be under a
rough and uninviting exterior the pure brightness of a genuine
Christian character will be revealed. In the day time we look toward
heaven but do not see the stars. They are there, fixed in the
firmament, but the eye cannot distinguish them. In the night we behold
their genuine luster.
The time is not far distant when the test will come to
every soul. The mark of the beast will be urged upon us. Those who have
step by step yielded to worldly demands and conformed to worldly
customs will not find it a hard matter to yield to the powers that be,
rather than subject themselves to derision, insult, threatened
imprisonment, and death. The contest is between the commandments of God
and the commandments of men. In this time the gold will be separated
from the dross in the church. True godliness will be clearly
distinguished from the appearance and tinsel of it. Many a star that we
have admired for its brilliancy will then go out in darkness. Chaff
like a cloud will be borne away on the wind, even from places where we
see only floors of rich wheat. All who assume the ornaments of the
sanctuary, but are not clothed with Christ's righteousness, will appear
in the shame of their own nakedness. Testimonies For The Church Vol 5,
In the days of the apostle Paul, the
Thessalonian brethren were laboring under the erroneous impression that
the Lord would return in their day, and Paul wrote to correct this
false impression, stating what events must transpire before the advent
could take place. He declared: "Let no man deceive you by any means:
for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first,
and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposeth and
exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so
that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is
God." The man of sin was to arise, and do his work of exaltation and
blasphemy, before the brethren could look for the coming of Christ.
That great event was to be preceded by a falling away. There would be
revealed a form of Antichrist, and the leaven of apostasy was to work
with increasing power to the end of time. We are not to be surprised
beyond measure to see the widespread declension of faith and piety.
The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald 31-07-1888.
Forty-five years ago, when I began my labors, we met
with some of the most erroneous doctrines. One would say, 'I have the
truth because my feelings tell me so.' Another would say, 'The Spirit
tells me that I have the truth.' But how were they to know that they
had the right spirit. There are two spirits in the world, the Spirit of
Christ and the spirit of antichrist. They declared that they had gone
beyond the Bible, and left that for those not so far advanced as
themselves; for the Lord talked directly with them. As I stood with my
Bible before them, pleading with them, they pushed me away, saying,
'No, no, I don't want to hear anything about it. God has told me the
way.' We must know what saith the Scriptures. Let God be true and every
man a liar. Not one of us must lose the eternal treasure that is laid
up for the overcomer. A great sacrifice was made for us because God
loved us. The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald 10-06-1890.
The prevailing spirit of our times is that of
infidelity and apostasy. The spirit manifested in the world is one of
pride and self-exaltation. Men boast of illumination, which in reality
is the blindest presumption; for they are in opposition to the plain
word of God. Many exalt human reason, idolize human wisdom, and set the
opinions of men above the revealed wisdom of God. This affords
opportunity for the working of Satan, and the spirit of antichrist is
far more wide-spread than any of us imagine. Among the great mass of
professed Christians, the grievous character of the transgression of
the law of God is not understood.
. . . The spirit of antichrist is prevailing in the
world to a far greater extent than it has ever prevailed before. The
day of test and purification is just upon us. Signs of a most startling
character appear, in floods, in hurricanes, in tornadoes, in
cloud-bursts, in casualties by land and by sea, that proclaim the
approach of the end of all things. The judgments of God are falling on
the world, that men may be awakened to the fact that Christ will come
speedily. . .
The time is upon us when the miracle-working power of
the arch deceiver will be more decidedly revealed. And his deceptions
will increase in their delusive attraction, so that they will perplex,
and if possible, deceive, the very elect. The prince of darkness with
his evil angels is working upon the Christian world, inducing those who
profess the name of Christ to stand under the banner of darkness, to
make war with those who keep the commandments of God, and have the
faith of Jesus. An apostate church will unite with the powers of earth
and hell to place upon the forehead or in the hand, the mark of the
beast, and prevail upon the children of God to worship the beast and
his image. They will seek to compel them to renounce their allegiance
to God's law, and yield homage to the papacy. Then will come the times
which will try men's souls; for the confederacy of apostasy will demand
that the loyal subjects of God shall renounce the law of Jehovah, and
repudiate the truth of his word. Then will the gold be separated from
the dross, and it will be made apparent who are the godly, who are
loyal and true, and who are the disloyal, the dross and the tinsel.
What clouds of chaff will then be borne away by the fan of God! Where
now our eyes can discover only rich floors of wheat, will be chaff
blown away with the fan of God. Every one who is not centered in Christ
will fail to stand the test and ordeal of that day. While those who are
clothed with Christ's righteousness will stand firm to truth and duty,
those who have trusted in their own righteousness will be ranged under
the black banner of the prince of darkness. Then it will be seen
whether the choice is for Christ or Belial. Those who have been
self-distrustful, who have been so circumstanced that they have not
dared to face stigma and reproach, will at last openly declare
themselves for Christ and his law; while many who have appeared to be
flourishing trees, but who have borne no fruit, will go with the
multitude to do evil, and will receive the mark of apostasy in the
forehead or in the hand. The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald
Kings, and rulers, and governors have placed upon
themselves the brand of antichrist, and are represented as the dragon
who goes to make war with the saints,--with those who keep the
commandments of God, and who have the faith of Jesus. In their enmity
against the people of God, they show themselves guilty also of the
choice of Barabbas instead of Christ. The Advent Review and Sabbath
In the counsels of the synagogue of Satan it was
determined to obliterate the sign of allegiance to God in the world.
Antichrist, the man of sin, exalted himself as supreme in the earth,
and through him Satan has worked in a masterly way to create rebellion
against the law of God and against the memorial of his created works.
Is this not sin and iniquity? What greater contempt could be cast upon
the Lord God, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, than is cast
upon him by ignoring the Sabbath, which he instituted, sanctified, and
blessed, that it might ever be a memorial of his power as Creator? How
dare men change and profane the day which God has sanctified? How dare
the Christian world accept the spurious sabbath, the child of the
Papacy? The Christian world has nourished and cherished the spurious
sabbath, as though it had a divine origin, when the fact is that it
originated with the father of lies, and was introduced to the world by
his human agent, the man of sin. The false sabbath has been upheld
through superhuman agency in order that God might be dishonored. It is
a sign of Satan's supremacy in the earth, for men are worshiping the
God of this world.
The Prince of Light and the prince of darkness are
contending for the victory. When Jesus, the Prince of Life, came forth
from Joseph's sepulcher, his triumph was assured. As he came forth from
the grave, and proclaimed himself the resurrection and the life, the
end of Satan's reign on the earth was made certain; but well may the
hosts of heaven be astonished to see men exalting him who is the leader
of the great rebellion against God. Those who are choosing to honor
Satan by exalting the spurious sabbath are making a choice similar to
that which the people made when they rejected Christ, that Barabbas, a
robber and murderer, should be given unto them.
But because the great majority of the world have
accepted the spurious sabbath, it does not give it importance and
sanctity in the eyes of heaven. The dishonor to God is none the less
because great numbers accept the false sabbath and ignore the Sabbath
of the Lord their God. The confederacy of evil in the earth has always
been to outward appearance the largest confederacy. At a time of
rebellion in Israel men of renown, men famous in the congregation,
joined with Korah, Dathan, and Abiram in their work of rebellion. In
spirit and principle the whole congregation of Israel were one with the
workers of iniquity. After the earth had opened and swallowed up the
most prominent of the rebels, and a fire from the Lord had burst forth
and consumed two hundred and fifty of the princes of Israel, the people
were still full of unbelief and rebellion. They came to Moses and Aaron
the next day, saying, ‘Ye have killed the people of the Lord.’ They
persisted in stubborn resistance of light, and would not be convinced,
even when God worked in a miraculous way to convince them of the truth.
But large numbers on the side of error do not strengthen the cause of
iniquity. ‘Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the
ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of
the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law
doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by
the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his
leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The
ungodly are not so; but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in
the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the
righteous; but the way of the ungodly shall perish.’
The Lord hath a controversy with his people, and,
although in his great mercy he bear long with them, yet if they persist
in living in transgression of his law, they will not stand in the day
of his rebuke. He has seen the backsliding and iniquity of his
professed people. He has noted the unbelief, the hypocrisy, the pride,
the selfishness, the disobedience to his law, and he will punish for
these things. God cannot be in harmony with the people who will not
obey his commandments who are wickedly departing from his precepts and
by their example of disobedience at leading their children and their
neighbor in the way of transgression. The professed church of Christ is
strengthening the hand of sinners in their evil work by making void
through their traditions, the commandment of Jehovah. The Signs Of The
These deceivers will come, and, while claiming to be
doing a special work for God, while professing to have advanced piety,
to be sanctified, to see visions, and to have dreams, they will be
doing the work of the enemy, and be found breaking the commandments of
God. We should be on our guard, and bring these pretenders to the test;
'to the law and to the testimony; if they speak not according to this
word, it is because there is no light in them.' Shall we take heed to
the solemn warnings of Christ, of Paul, and of John upon this point,
and not be deceived by the subtle devices of the enemy, for Christ has
said that the signs and wonders wrought by these deceivers will be so
great that if it were possible they shall deceive the very elect.
Of the elect, John writes: ‘But ye have an unction from
the Holy One, and ye know all things.’ ‘And when he putteth forth his
own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him; for they
know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from
him; for they know not the voice of strangers.’ Those who have heard
the voice of God proclaiming his holy law on Mount Sinai, in the
hearing of the people, know his voice, and when men claiming to be led
by Christ, and professing to be entirely sanctified, assert that the
law of God is abolished, and ridicule and make light of the great moral
standard, and set at naught the testimony of prophets and apostles, we
can confidently say that we hear not in their teachings the voice of
the true Shepherd. The true Shepherd's voice has been heard, bearing a
different testimony. Jesus says: ‘Think not that I am come to destroy
the law, or the prophets; I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For
verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one
tittle shall in nowise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and
shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of
heaven; but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called
great in the kingdom of heaven.’ The voice that magnifies the law of
God we recognize as the voice of the true Shepherd; but we know that
those who would make of no effect the commandments of God, are false
shepherds, who would exalt tradition above the commandments of Jehovah.
John writes: ‘I have not written unto you because ye
know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the
truth. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He
is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.’ There are those
who claim to have great light, who say that they have communication
with the spirits of the dead, who deny the divinity of Christ, and in
so doing deny the Father, whom Christ represented on earth. ‘Whosoever
denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father; [but] he that
acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.’ The class which denies the
Father and the Son is rapidly increasing in the world, and the name
given to this class by the Bible is antichrist. There are many who have
their names upon the church records, who claims to possess superior
piety, and yet should Christ appear among them, they would rebuke the
Son of God. There are men who profess to be ministers of the Gospel who
are teaching heresy, and deceiving many, and leading thousands in the
way of apostasy. The Signs Of The Times 4-07-1895.
Instead of becoming like the world, we are to become
more and more distinct from the world. Satan has combined and will
continue to combine with the churches in making a masterly effort
against the truth of God. Everything that is done by God's people to
make inroads upon the world will call forth determined opposition from
the powers of darkness. The enemy's last great conflict will be a most
determined one. It will be the last battle between the powers of
darkness and the powers of light. Every true child of God will fight
bravely on the side of Christ. Those who in this great crisis allow
themselves to be more on the side of the world than of God, will
eventually place themselves wholly on the side of the world. Those who
become confused in their understanding of the word, who fail to see the
meaning of antichrist, will surely place themselves on the side of
antichrist. There is no time now for us to assimilate with the world.
The Kress Collection page 105.
© S. D. Goeldner